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Smokey Canyon B BQ

5225 Canyon Crest Dr, Riverside, CA 92507-6301
+1 951-782-8808
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good47%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“coleslaw” (4 reviews)
“ribs” (8 reviews)
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11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
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5225 Canyon Crest Dr, Riverside, CA 92507-6301
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent little BBQ spot. Menu is huge and the different BBQ items are plentiful. The sandwiches are very cheap and the platters are enough for 2 people. The Pulled Chicken was excellent, the Brisket was mediocre but the Ribs were incredibly good. Fell right off...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 11 May 2017

First of all, the restaurant was not busy but had to sit at a dirty, sticky table. The server took at least 5 minutes to acknowledge our presence and even longer to clean the table. Ordered a pulled pork sandwich (around $10), that took over...More

Thank Shawn S
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Really great BBQ and the setting is fun. BBQ turkey is phenomenal. The fried green tomatoes are fabulous. Good sides too. Wonderful Maui onion rings. So worth the time.

1  Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Th u s place is better then eating at home. The meat is tender down to the bone. And very friendly service

Thank pick55
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Just an average bbq place. Decent food and prices. Great service. Had a bbq stuffed baked potato which was ok. Bean side was good.

1  Thank Slfhous
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We eat here because it is close by but not anywhere near as tasty as Dickies or Daves BBQ. I would recommend Smokey Canyon for a soup or sandwhich but if you want mouth watering BBQ go somewhere else.

1  Thank Jaime V
Reviewed 16 February 2016

So, I was looking forward to mouth-watering BBQ. I googled local restaurants and decided to give Smokey Canyon a try. It was not bad ... but it was not memorable either. Went in for lunch recently - there were diners but there were many empty...More

Reviewed 30 December 2015

I dined here for lunch. I ordered a Hot Link Sandwich and soda. The sandwich was made from a large roll with half a hot link and a small cup of potato salad. The dish tasted fine but cost $9.95. The Soda was an extra...More

Thank Chuck8700
Reviewed 11 December 2015

OK I live in St. Louis Missouri and am blessed with great BBQ especially with two of the top places in the country (Bogarts and Pappys). Southern California is not a noted Q destination but Smokey Canyon does a great job of producing good stuff...More

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 22 October 2015

I ate here a couple of months ago and loved it, so there was no real decision to make to return. This time I forwent the sampler - it was massive last time - and just went for a mixed appetiser (entree). Wings, chicken tenders...More

Thank malomax
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5225 Canyon Crest Dr, Riverside, CA 92507-6301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-782-8808
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